2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup would have been the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It would have been be hosted by Peru.[1]

2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2021
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesCancelled
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
2019
2023

Brazil were the defending champions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was cancelled on 24 December 2020. Peru was then awarded the right to host the subsequent FIFA U-17 World Cup instead.[2]

Host selectionEdit

Peru were announced as hosts following the FIFA Council meeting on 24 October 2019 in Shanghai, China.[1] They were also one of the bidders to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which was awarded to Indonesia on the same day in exchange for Peru's right to host the U-17 competition.[3]

Peru had previously hosted the tournament in 2005. They were also initially awarded hosting rights of the previous edition in 2019, but were stripped by FIFA in February 2019 after inspection of their facilities.[4]

VenuesEdit

Peru would prepare 6 cities and stadiums.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Council unanimously appoints China PR as hosts of new Club World Cup in 2021". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Update on FIFA Women's World Cup™ and men's youth competitions". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 December 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Three bids submitted for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021™". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Update on the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 February 2019.

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